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Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU

AAA - 2 Diamond

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The Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU offers an unbeatable San Diego location, close to San Diego State University & Qualcomm Stadium. The hotel features affordable rates and comfortable accommodations. Its also ranked highly on TripAdvisor and is one of the only hotels in San Diego with no hidden fees. We offer a complimentary continental breakfast, Wi-Fi, parking and movies.

Guests of the Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU will find that each spacious accommodation and suite features thoughtful touches to make every stay more comfortable, including a DVD player, complimentary high-speed Internet access, cable satellite television with HBO, ample desk space, coffee/tea maker and an iron and ironing board. For long-term guests, kitchen units with full-sized appliances are available, with special discounts for extended stays.

The hotel is perfect for families looking for value while visiting students at San Diego State University, construction crews wanting weekly and monthly stays, patients visiting nearby Alvarado Hospital or Sharp Grossmont Hospital, and those visiting nearby synagogues and churches.

With so much to explore in San Diego, just hop on the trolley! There are 2 stops less than 1.5 miles away at San Diego State University. Let the trolley whisk you away to Old Town, Little Italy, the Gaslamp Quarter, Qualcomm Stadium, Petco Park, the Convention Center and Tijuana, Mexico. Other attractions around this San Diego hotel include Viejas Arena (formerly Cox Arena), SeaWorld, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo.

Complete your stay by waking up to a complimentary continental breakfast with many kosher items and featuring a variety of morning-time favorites, like make your own waffles, relaxing at the outdoor heated pool with BBQ grill, surfing the web on the lobby computer and using our on-site laundry facility.

Make your next San Diego stay the best yet - book online today and save with the Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU. Enjoy your stay.

Our older, 2 story property with stairs, has a friendly staff, clean rooms and in a quiet area. A Credit Card is required for check-in. No cash accepted. Parking is free, so at times can be limited. Check with us first if you have a large vehicle.

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6474 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego
United States
AAA - 2 Diamond


Pets: No Pets accepted
Check-in & Check-out
15:00:00 | 11:00:00


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6474 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego
United States

What's nearby?


  • 1 mile(s) from La Mesa

  • 3 mile(s) from Lemon Grove

  • 5 mile(s) from El Cajon

  • 17 mile(s) from Chula Vista

  • 19 mile(s) from La Jolla

  • 20 mile(s) from Coronado

  • 22 mile(s) from Del Mar

  • 35 mile(s) from Escondido

  • 38 mile(s) from Carlsbad

  • 1 mile(s) from San Diego State University, and Cox Arena

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Contact events on 0845 620 0506


TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 978 traveller reviews
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13/10/2017 dianemariea2017,

Great place to stay. Wonderful staff and helpful with anything you need. Everyone went above and beyond to make my stay amazing. Would recommend this hotel to anyone going to be in the San Diego area.... more


Great place to stay.

11/10/2017 Katherine_T_743, Edmond, Oklahoma

Hotel was close tothe event we were attending. Very courteous hotel staff who provided everything we needed. Complimentary breakfast offered several choices and openedveru early! Good experience for m... more



11/10/2017 R3412WQkathym,

Older but well maintained hotel. I stayed in a king room with full kitchen which was very nice to have those amenities. Front desk staff was very pleasant. I arrived in the evening and front desk pers... more


Great Night's Sleep...Clean & Affordable

09/10/2017 Nicole C, Honolulu, Hawaii

The staff was professional and helpful. Rooms were clean and it was quite. Breakfast has a good variety of foods and the staff was attentive to cleaning and helping with questions. The check-in/check-... more

Owner Response
BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share such a pleasant review with our TripAdvisor community. I'm delighted to hear you received such great customer service from one of our team members. We are just a short 10-15 minute drive to many of San Diego's main attractions, and within a 2-3 minute drive to San Diego State University. Our staff is always available to assist our guest with any recommendations or directions you may need. Our AAA 2-diamond family owned hotel is well located, friendly, and clean with a single-minded dedication to provide consistent service, quality, and value. We offer many free amenities you may end up paying for a larger hotels such as, Free continental breakfast, Free parking, Free Wifi, Free DVD rentals and more! Again, thank you for taking the time to review us! We enjoyed serving you during your stay in San Diego and look forward to serving you again in the near future! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Gilda P| Front Office Manager Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-0778

Great location, comfortable clean rooms and excellent customer service!!!

08/10/2017 itia g,

Stayed with 2 friends for 5 nights during a vacation in San Diego at the beginning of September. We loved the place. The location was nearby everything we needed, rooms are clean and comfortable. we ... more

Owner Response
BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with our TripAdvisor community. We are delighted to hear your enjoyed your five night stay at our Inn. We appreciate you mentioning our wonderful staff members, we all work hard and as a team to provide exceptional customer service to each and every one of our guest. As you mentioned, we are always willing to assist you with anything you may need. I'm glad you found our location to be centrally located and very convenient to get around town. We are just minutes away from some of San Diego's most popular attractions. On your next visit, check our our DVD collection! We offer free DVD's to our guest to enjoy after a long day out in our city. Again, thank you for sharing your review. It was a pleasure serving you, we hope to see you again in the near future! Yours In Hospitality, Gilda Prado